David Crowder was a student at Baylor University when his musical career began. With Baylor being a Christian college, David was surprised to find out that many of the students didn't attend church. His remedy? He started one with a friend named Chris Seay. University Baptist Church was born in 1995 to make church (and Jesus) something the 20-something students would not just come to and enjoy, but relate to.
Signed to Sixsteps/Sparrow records in 2002, the David Crowder band had a 10-year run, winning 14 Dove Awards, before retiring in 2012. While David knew that the David Crowder Band was over, he knew that God still had musical plans for his future.
The idea for Crowder and for Neon Steeple was birthed in the jump seat on the tour bus during their last tour as David Crowder*Band. Neon Steeple is a collection of songs and sounds looking forward to the past and counting the present as sacred.